Kenya is one of the African countries that has produced rappers with exceptional abilities and skills over time. Some of these rappers have achieved international fame, which has aided their success in the African music industry.
Top 10 Richest Rapper In Kenya
1. Nonini ($6 million)
Nonini, known originally as Hubert Nakitare is the richest rapper in Kenya with an estimated net worth of $6 million. Nonini is not just a rapper but a businessman, radio presenter, and philanthropist. Early in his career, Nonini is credited with releasing the first Genge hit. He owns and operates “Pro Habo,” a video production firm that gave birth to P Unit.
2. Abass Kubaff ($5 million)
Abbas Kubaff was born in Nairobi, Kenya, on January 8, 1978. Andrew Kabiru Karuku is his true name and for a long time, he has been a rapper in the Kenyan Music Industry. His notable hit songs such as Tokelezea and Chapaa make him popular. Since 1995, he has been a producer of music and received several accolades. The third most rich rap in Kenya is Abass Kubaff.
3. King Kaka ($4 million)
King kaka goes by the real name Kennedy Pmbima. He was born on 7 May 1987. Kaka is also a businessman, apart from his successful musical career, and at the beginning of September 2015, he established a purified water firm called Majik Water from Kaka Empire, which was officially named after his Music brand name. King Kaka has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
4. Khaligraph Jones ($3.5 million)
Jones was born in Kayole, Kenya, on June 12, 1990. Brian Ouko Robert is his true name. Many people refer to Jones as Baba Yao. On this list of Kenya’s top ten richest rappers, he ranks 5th. At the age of 19, he won the Channel O Emcee (MC) Africa competition and began his music career in 2009. Since then, he’s collaborated with Kenya’s A-list musicians, like Xtatic, Stella Mwangi, Rabbit, Kristoff, and Abbas Kubaff, to name a few.
Jones is often regarded as the face of Kenyan hip hop, having overcome all of the challenges that come with life in the ghetto.
5. Wangechi ($3million)
Wangechi, a Kenyan rapper whose full name is Wangechi Waweru, is ranked 6th on this list of the wealthiest rappers in Kenya. She was born on the 19th of January, 1994. Her love of music began when she was ten years old. She began her music career in 2013, and in July of the same year, she released her debut mixtape, “Consume – Chakula ya Soul.” This provided her with a platform to build a brand for herself and release numerous products as a result.
6. Jimwat ($2.2 Million)
With an estimated net worth of $2.2 million, James Wathigo Mburu, better known by his stage name Jimwat, is a Kenyan rapper and the 7th richest rapper in Kenya. Jimwat first appeared in the Kenyan media when he was seven years old, and he has maintained his rapping career to this day.
7. STL ($2 Million)
STL who is known in real life as Stella Nyambura Mwangi is a Kenyan Female rapper residing in Norway. She was born on 1 September 1986. STL has released tons of hit songs over the years which put her among the best rappers Kenya can boast of. STL’s songs have been featured in American movies such as American Pie Presents: Naked Mile and Save the last dance 2. STL has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
8. Jua Cali ($1.5 million)
Jua Cali is a Kenyan hip-hop artist born on the 12th of September 1979. Jua Cali is known in real life as Paul Julius. He is the founder of Cali Records which he started in 2000. Jua Cali was born in Eastlands, Nairobi. He began rapping at age 10, encouraged by his elder brother Christopher Sati. Jua Cali has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
9. Femi One ($1 Million)
Kenya has a number of outstanding rappers, including Femi One. Wanjiku Kimani is her real name, and she was born in Nairobi on April 25, 1994. The majority of Femi One’s songs are written in Swahili and Sheng. Femi One’s net worth is believed to be $1 million.
10. Nyashinski ($800,000)
Nyashinski ranks tenth among Kenya’s wealthiest rappers. He is regarded as one of East Africa’s greatest rappers and lyricists. Nyashinski has an estimated net worth of $800,000.